CONTINUING REVIEW OF APPROVED PROTOCOLS
All research and teaching protocols previously approved by the IBC at LSUHSC-NO require an annual review to assess any changes that have been made to the research during the approval period and whether or not the research continues to be in compliance with institutional policies and federal regulations. This review also verifies that all work has been conducted in accordance with the approved protocol.
How to Submit
Annual Renewal/Continuing Review applications are submitted using the Renewal form associated with the approved protocol in the Kuali Research electronic submission platform, which may be accessed by clicking one of the icons below. Detailed instructions for submitting initial and post-approval applications, including the Renewal form, to the IBC are available in the Kuali Quickguide, Creating and Submitting IBC Protocols in Kuali, that can be downloaded fromt the Resources page.
When to Submit
To ensure adequate time for the IBC to review a Renewal application, the Principal Investigator is required to submit the application no later than 15 days before the Continuing Review Date, the date which signifies the end of study annual approval.
To prompt submission of a Renewal application in a timely manner, KR automatically sends Continuing Review reminder notices for active studies at 45, 30, 15 and 7 days prior to the end of the study approval period (i.e., Continuing Review Date). All study team members will receive these notices and the team should initiate a Renewal or Closure Request application as applicable.
Investigators are strongly encouraged to devise an additional system for ensuring the submission of continuing reviews. Suggestions include setting reminder notices in electronic calendars and frequent meetings with study staff to review expiration dates.